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Are you looking for an exciting and innovative Master of Business Administration programme in the heart of China’s booming eastern corridor?. Read more
Are you looking for an exciting and innovative Master of Business Administration programme in the heart of China’s booming eastern corridor?

IBSS at XJTLU offers a contemporary and highly creative, world-class MBA degree through close cooperation with the University of Liverpool. You’ll be immersed in the business practices and cultural intricacies of both China and the Western world—experiencing the best of east and west. IBSS staff bring the MBA to life with cutting-edge global business knowledge and by employing international best practices in management education.

The IBSS MBA is designed with one key goal in mind - to prepare you to succeed in today’s dynamic global business environment. It is is developed to international standards with value-added, China-specific content.

Our real-life curriculum is taught entirely in English by a diverse and expert business academic staff from 28 countries. Our aim is to ensure that our students are strong candidates in the global job market. The programme includes six weeks of study in the heart of the City of London’s financial markets as well as exchange opportunities with top business schools around the world.

Core modules

Semester 1
• Microeconomics for Managers
• Strategic Management
• Accounting for Managers
• Global Sustainability and Social Reponsbility
• Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
• Marketing and Sales
• Strategic Operations Management
• Corporate Finance

Semester 2
Part 1: Campus Abroad in London
• Corporate Treasury and Financial Markets
Part 2: China Context and Applications
• Doing Business with China
• Enterprise, Entrepreneurialism and Development In China
• Macroeconomics and the Chinese Context

SEMESTER THREE
GLOBAL SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
ECONOMICS OF EMERGING INDUSTRIES
MANAGING TALENT AND OPERATIONS IN INNOVATIVE INDUSTRIES
INTERNSHIPS WITH IBSS CORPORATE PARTNERS

What are my career prospects?

You will access unrivalled China-based business connections thanks to our strategic location within Suzhou Industrial Park, home to many Fortune 500 companies within a community of nearly 5,000 Chinese and international enterprises. Internships, field projects and a dissertation will further develop your understanding of the fast-growing, critically important Chinese market.
Upon successful graduation, you will become a part of the University of Liverpool’s worldwide alumni network of over 100,000 based in 130 countries.

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This programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop both a scholarly and practical understanding of the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Read more
This programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop both a scholarly and practical understanding of the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). It is suitable for language teachers, teacher trainers, educational materials writers and test designers who wish to further develop their range of professional skills and knowledge.

The programme will help you:

• gain an advanced critical understanding of key issues, concepts and theories, and practices in the field of English language teaching
• acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of language and texts in the contexts in which they are used
• explore the implications of language analysis for teaching purposes
• develop understanding of current methodology as it is embodied in classroom practice
• engage with theories underlying current views on language learning, including the importance of individual differences amongst learners in their abilities and learning preferences
• appreciate and view critically the connections between theory and practice in the field of English language teaching
• foster the ability to conduct academic research

CORE MODULES

LINGUISTICS FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS
METHODS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING
PRINCIPLES OF COURSE AND MATERIAL DESIGN
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
LANGUAGE TESTING AND ASSESSMENT
SPEAKING AND LISTENING RESEARCH METHODS

ELECTIVE MODULES

DISCOURSE ANALYSIS
LEXIS AND VOCABULARY
TEACHING ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES

What are my career prospects?

Graduates may pursue a career or enhance their prospects in the field of English language teaching. In China, a postgraduate qualification in TESOL is increasingly sought-after by educational institutions. The programme will facilitate the professional development of those candidates who are considering a career in publishing, materials development and management.
The programme will also equip those interested in pursuing an academic career in the field of English language teaching and applied linguistics by preparing them to conduct research competently at the level of the MPhil, MRes, EdD and PhD.

Part-time study option also available.

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This two-year programme prepares you for two main purposes. to work as a fully qualified professional architect and to conduct independent research, qualifying you for further PhD-level studies. Read more
This two-year programme prepares you for two main purposes: to work as a fully qualified professional architect and to conduct independent research, qualifying you for further PhD-level studies.

The programme is designed to deliver all the learning outcomes as defined by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) to qualify for part 2 validation, which is the second out of three stages in the formal educational process required to register as a professional architect in the United Kingdom.

The programme offers an international perspective, at the same time enabling you to grapple with the demands of rapid modernisation in China. When you graduate from this programme you will receive an international masters degree from the University of Liverpool.

Studio units

Units are formed around the research of the department and the specific needs of the profession within China and across the world. Studio units are formed around the following themes:
• Urban development and regeneration
• Innovation in fabrication and construction
• Computer-aided architectural design
• Architectural theory and criticism
• Social and cultural studies

Core Modules

Year 1
• Design Studio 1
• Applied Technology in Architecture
• Architectural Theory and Criticism
• Advanced Professional Practice
• Design Studio 2
• Topics in Architectural History

Summer Practice Placement (3 months)

Year 2
• Design Studio 3
• Architectural Design and Research Methods
• Practice Based Enquiry and Architectural Representation
• Design Studio 4
• Thesis

What are my career prospects?

Our graduates find excellent opportunities jobs in administration, research and higher education, as well as in the building and creative industries. Our highly international academic staff offer you individual career advice for entry into many job markets in Asia, Europe, Australia and the Americas.

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Growth in China will re-define patterns of consumption, production, and cultural appropriation domestically and globally for generations to come. Read more
Growth in China will re-define patterns of consumption, production, and cultural appropriation domestically and globally for generations to come. As China-based companies shift to a designed-in-China strategy and international companies seek to design for the Chinese market, career opportunities for graduates of this programme will be numerous.

This programme is for graduates or professionals with design or engineering backgrounds, who want to broaden and deepen their design and design research thinking. You will appreciate and practice cross-cultural approaches towards design and product, service, and systems development. Options are available for part-time study for working professionals.

Following this programme, you will develop individual specialism skills, while maintaining a generalist, transdisciplinary outlook towards design. During the first semester of this programme you will advance your competencies in design research methods, transdisciplinary design tools, innovation processes, and design visualisation and communication. In the following two semesters you will be supervised by academic staff to develop and carry out your own design research project.

You are encouraged to take advantage of the transdisciplinary nature of this programme, while the development and evaluation of new investigative methods and approaches is emphasised. Your projects can have an academic emphasis to prepare for doctoral study, or be based on a more applied, industry-focussed agenda.

What are my career prospects?

The programme offers you a solid preparation for careers such as design practitioners, design managers, as well as for further studies in design-related PhD programmes.

Part-time study option also available.

English Language Requirements

• If English is not your first language, but you are following a full-time degree level programme delivered wholly in English, you will normally be exempt from the English language requirements.
• If you have not studied at degree level in English, you will need to provide evidence of your level of proficiency in the English language. You should normally possess (or be planning to complete) one of the following qualifications:
---- IELTS: 6.5 with minimum of 6.0 in each of the 4 language skills
---- TOEFL iBT: 94
• If you miss the English language requirements by 0.5 to 1.0 of an IELTS band, or similar number for other English exams, you can apply to take our 4- or 6-week intensive English Presessional. For further information please click here.
• Individual cases will be considered on their own merits. You may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate English proficiency. As a condition of your admission or after admission, you may be required to complete English language modules as part of your additional learning activity requirement during your studies at XJTLU, on a pass/fail basis, depending on your proficiency in English.

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This programme provides students with thorough education and training needed to understand different aspects of the field of material sciences. Read more
This programme provides students with thorough education and training needed to understand different aspects of the field of material sciences. It aligns with similar MSc programmes at the University of Liverpool and is delivered entirely in English.

The programme contains taught modules covering areas from synthetic chemistry to nanotechnology to analytical methods and instrumentation. It places strong emphasis on the development of project management and personal skills. After completing the taught modules, you will engage in a 12-month extensive research project of your choice that leads to submission of a dissertation.

A customised learning plan is designed for you, taking into account your background and career aspirations. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of an MRes degree from the University of Liverpool.

What are benefits of the programme?

• Taught by international staff who are experts in various fields of chemistry
• Provides a range of critical interdisciplinary research skills
• Offers strong theoretical background, practical instrumentation skills and an intensive research project
• Excellent preparation for PhD programmes abroad and in Chinese universities
• Help you develop career-enhancing key personal and employable skills such as time management, report writing, team-building and networking, and project management
• The department has strong link to local and international industries
• XJTLU is in an attractive location with many biotechnology companies nearby in BioBay and the Cold Spring Harbour Asia Centre

Core Modules

• Synthetic Chemistry
• Natural Products
• Peptide/Protein Chemistry
• Nanotechnology
• Analytical Methods and Instruments

What are my career prospects?

• Successful graduates can establish careers in a wide range of industries including:
• Chemical and material
• Pharmaceutical
• Biotechnology
• Food and beverages (quality assurance and new formulation)
• Analytical labs

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This programme is designed to develop your understanding of the research process. It is for graduates from a computer-related discipline who wish to investigate research as a possible career, or who wish to extend their knowledge of one particular facet of computing. Read more
This programme is designed to develop your understanding of the research process. It is for graduates from a computer-related discipline who wish to investigate research as a possible career, or who wish to extend their knowledge of one particular facet of computing. This programme provides you with an MSc that allows you to focus on your desired specialism, whilst our international staff provide all necessary support.

This programme will equip you with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of:
• advanced theoretical fundamentals of current trends in computer science
• state-of-the-art key research issues in specialised areas of computer science
• techniques for project management and the design, implementation and evaluation of IT solutions

Students on this programme will undertake four taught modules corresponding to a third of the degree, typically in the first semester followed by a research project in the next two semesters for a total duration of 18 months. The precise content of the research project will be discussed and decided with the project supervisor and subject to approval, in the same way as for applications for PhD studies. Students will be qualified for positions that require an advanced understanding of computing in the chosen area, particularly where independence of thought and analytical skills are required. The department is equipped with specialist lab facilities for operating systems, networking, mobile computing and multimedia technology that will support the learning, teaching and research. The department is committed in providing world-class education and training. All the academic staff have extensive international experience in teaching, research and collaboration with industry. They are actively engaged in research of world quality with a large number of research publications every year, and have a successful record of attracting funding from various sources. By training at XJTLU, students will receive a unique education experience and benefit from the teaching and supervision of research by our staff, the well- designed programme and research projects, and transferable skills they will gain.

Modules

Core Modules
• Research Methods
• Project Management
• Dissertation Project

Elective modules
• Cloud Computing
• Data Mining and Big Data Analytics
• Interactive Systems
• Object Oriented Programming

What are my career prospects?

Graduates from this programme will find employment research and development engineers, systems developers and project leaders in IT companies, or will go on to further studies as a PhD candidate at XJTLU or a renowned overseas university.

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This programme provides a thorough understanding of key approaches for studying biological processes at the molecular level. It takes advantage of XJTLU’s advanced English-language capabilities, distinctive international features, and state-of-the-art research facilities. Read more
This programme provides a thorough understanding of key approaches for studying biological processes at the molecular level. It takes advantage of XJTLU’s advanced English-language capabilities, distinctive international features, and state-of-the-art research facilities. It covers biotechnology-related topics such as molecular biology, protein biochemistry and drug discovery, as well as post-genomic biology (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and bioimaging), and bioinformatics (the acquisition and statistical analysis of large-scale biodata).

It also places a major emphasis on providing project management skills. After completing taught modules you will on an in-depth research project and a specialised dissertation. Customised individual learning plans are designed for you in keeping with your backgrounds and career aspirations. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of an MRes degree from the University of Liverpool.

Our department has internationally respected investigators in the field of molecular bioscience research and excellent teaching and laboratory infrastructure. You will have the opportunity to carry out world-class research in a dynamic, transnational environment.

What are benefits of the programme?

Taught by international academic staff who are experts in molecular bioscience
• Provides a range of critical interdisciplinary research skills
• Offers an internationally recognised qualification from a globally respected university
• Excellent preparation for PhD programmes in high quality international and Chinese universities
• Helps you develop key employable skills such as data analysis, report writing, team-building and networking, and project management
• Relates to careers in a wide range of bioindustries including biotechnology, bioengineering, bioagriculture, biomanufacturing and pharmaceuticals
• Close to many biotechnology companies in BioBay and the prestigious Cold Spring Harbour Asia Centre

What are my career prospects?

The programme prepares graduates for advanced research in both international and Chinese university settings, as well as in the bioindustrial sector such as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

Modules

• Research Methods I - Biotechnology
• Research Methods II - Post-genomic Biology
• Research Methods III - Bioinformatics
• Project Management
• Research Project I
• Dissertation

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This programme helps you develop a systematic understanding and critical appreciation of alternative approaches, methodologies and paradigms of research in the field of business and management. Read more
This programme helps you develop a systematic understanding and critical appreciation of alternative approaches, methodologies and paradigms of research in the field of business and management. It will equip you with an understanding of what constitutes quality research, and acquaint you with the research processes involved from the point of inception to project completion. You will be registered as an off-site University of Liverpool postgraduate research student, while studying at XJTLU in China.

The overall goal of the programme is to develop fully trained and competent management researchers who are able to understand and use research techniques appropriate to their subject area.

This programme is both a stand-alone masters programme as well as a prerequisite to those who wish to earn a PhD degree in management, economics or financial economics.
The programme will equip you with:
• review systematically, and evaluate critically, research paradigms and demonstrate how they inform research projects
• analyse business and management processes and their environment using a multitude of conceptual approaches
• understand how the examination of different aspects in business and management research can be integrated
• demonstrate comprehensive understanding and critical reflection of literature in the field of study
• demonstrate self-direction and originality in the design of quality research projects in a range of managerial and organisational settings
• understand and systematically apply research skills in quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method data collection and analysis relative to business and management research
• appreciate how the organisational context affects the design, conduct, analysis, and interpretation in business and management
• advance your knowledge and understanding through the completion and comprehensive write-up of independently conducted research projects

Modules

Students in this programme are required to take the following core modules, followed by a research project (dissertation).
• Business and Management as a Social Science
• Quantitative Methods
• Qualitative Methods
• Advanced Methods
• Dissertation

The programme also includes an additional 600 hours of Additional Learning Activity which will provide the students with research and professionally-relevant skills and any additional English training as required. Students can take all credit-bearing modules in the first 12 months and move onto the Ph.D. track at that stage (whilst committing to the completion of the additional learning aspects of the Masters programme) within the following 6 months, to receive the full Master’s qualification.

What are my career prospects?

Industry opportunities may manifest themselves in the form of research posts in private and public sector organisations. The programme has a substantial theoretical and methodological core which provides an essential basis for students moving on to doctoral level study.

NOTE: CO-REGISTRATION ON THE PHD PROGRAMME IS SUBJECT TO SATISFACTORY STUDENT PERFORMANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE PROGRAMME DIRECTOR FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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This programme will train you for advanced technical or managerial roles in computing areas such as finance informatics, information systems, or telecommunications. Read more
This programme will train you for advanced technical or managerial roles in computing areas such as finance informatics, information systems, or telecommunications.

Studying this programme will equip you with:

• theoretical and practical knowledge of key technological and business areas in today’s IT industry and research
• practical skills in research, analysis, realisation and the evaluation of IT systems including the write-up of technical or research documents
• key tools enabling you to enhance and apply your skills in management, design, and the implementation of IT-based solutions to different application domains

You will choose five required modules, a dissertation project and three optional modules from areas such as financial mathematics, telecommunications, interactive systems, social computing or information security.

Core Modules

• Data Mining and Big Data Analytics
• Object-Oriented Programming
• Project Management
• Research Methods
• Software Architectures
• Dissertation Project

Elective Modules

• Computational Methods in Finance
• Computer Systems Security
• Image and Video Processing
• Interactive Systems
• Mobile Communications
• Social Network Analysis
• Social Web Programming

What are my career prospects?

Graduates from this programme will find employment in the IT sector as systems analysts and managers, software engineers, application architects and developers or project leaders. Some students choose to continue as a PhD candidate.

The programme is designed to be industry oriented with the possibility of pursuing in-depth academic studies. You will take five required modules from the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering in addition to the dissertation project. You will also take three options from a wide range of modules offered by the Departments of CSSE, Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.

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The rapid growth of available data is transforming the way managers, accountants, investors or marketers are working. Including this data into their analyses, business plans and decisions is a must for firms to maintain their competitive advantage. Read more
The rapid growth of available data is transforming the way managers, accountants, investors or marketers are working. Including this data into their analyses, business plans and decisions is a must for firms to maintain their competitive advantage.

This programme is a response to these changes in the economic and technological environment. It aims to transform business students into multi-talented professionals, standing in-between their core field of expertise, such as management, finance, and marketing, and information technologies.

The programme mixes advanced modules in finance, marketing or management to provide a deep understanding of the most up-to-date methods for data-processing (machine learning, big data analysis) and data management. Our teaching philosophy is practice-oriented. With this in mind, after an intensive 12-month period of study you will complete your training with a six-month internship within a company.

Distinctive features of the programme are:
• Access to the Big Data Analytics and Technology Centre (BDATC)
• Strong focus on practical data processing and analysis skills
• Internship opportunities
• Industry links to local companies
• Cooperation with Xi’an Jiaotong University

Modules

• Introduction to Business Analytics
• Addressing Privacy and Ethical Risks of Data Sharing
• Econometrics
• Databases and Data Management
• Finance Pathway (I) - Financial Markets
• Marketing Pathway (I) - Social Media Marketing
• Management Pathway (I) - Strategic Business Analysis
• Data Mining and Machine Learning
• Social Network Analysis
• Big Data: Applications in Business
• Finance Pathway (II) - Portfolio Management
• Marketing Pathway (II) - Marketing Management
• Management Pathway (II) - Strategic Operation Management
• Internship Report / Dissertation

What are my career prospects?

Business analytics skills are in high demand in every sector of the economy, particularly within the fast-growing service sectors (finance, retail, marketing, ICT). Typical positions our graduates target include data or information analyst, technical consultant, IT-related project manager, and CRM analyst.

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China has invested heavily in infrastructure development and there are a large number of active construction projects within the local environment of the University, making XJTLU an ideal location for an engineer in training. Read more
China has invested heavily in infrastructure development and there are a large number of active construction projects within the local environment of the University, making XJTLU an ideal location for an engineer in training. XJTLU’s MSc programmes attract students from across the world, generating an international feel within a Chinese context. This combination provides you with a good cross-cultural experience.

Civil engineering encompasses all of the key elements of engineering design of the built environment. As such this programme provides you with broad, advance-level training in the application of the civil engineering principles of structural, environmental and geotechnical engineering, fluid mechanics and advanced materials. The programme introduces you to modelling approaches that allow the effective and sustainable design of structures and systems within the built environment. In addition, it provides you with design perspectives that allow you to extend your knowledge from fundamental principles to the appreciation of the influence of using sustainable materials.

This full-time 18-month programme comprises two semesters of taught modules, assessed by coursework and examination, followed by a research dissertation during your third semester. The programme is also offered on a part-time 36-month basis for potential students currently working in industry. All the modules are delivered in English by an international academic staff who specialise in sustainability and sustainable construction.

What are my career prospects?

The programme provides you with sufficient training to obtain employment across the industry. With the global growth of civil engineering, encompassing design, construction and continual maintenance of the built environment, students should find themselves both competent and able to take up roles within this important industry.

With the strong global investment in construction and infrastructure driven by increasing urbanisation, civil engineering is a key field of growth. Civil engineering as a discipline is taking into account current trends such as CO2 reduction, the utilisation of new materials and the application of modern computer modelling and simulation-based techniques. Designs and design methods have become more efficient and more sustainable and civil engineers have been driving these innovations.

Part-time study option also available.

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This programme provides high quality training in economics and financial economics. Read more
This programme provides high quality training in economics and financial economics. It is intended for those who want to develop the required knowledge and acquire the necessary skills to pursue a research-oriented career in academia, research institutions, central banks, international organisations and the financial industry. You will be registered as an off-site University of Liverpool postgraduate research student, while physically enrolled in the programme at IBSS in China.

This programme is both a stand-alone masters programme, as well as a prerequisite for those who wish to study for a PhD degree in economics or financial economics. The IBSS PhD programme in economics has as its goal to offer the best PhD training in economics in China and the best PhD programme related to the Chinese economy in the world. Detailed information about the doctoral programme is available at http://www.xjtlu.edu.cn/en/ibss/phd

What are my career prospects?

The programme has a substantial theoretical and methodological core, which provides an essential basis for students moving on to doctoral level study and an academic career. Industry opportunities may manifest themselves in the form of research posts in private and public sector organisations.

Modules

Students in this programme are required to take the following core modules, followed by a research project (dissertation). There will be a two-week intensive on mathematics and statistics at the start of the first semester.
• Econometrics
• Microeconomic Theory
• Macroeconomic Theory
• Time Series Analysis
• Dissertation

Students may choose four modules from the list below, according to the research interests of the student under the advice and guidance of the programme director, dissertation supervisor and other senior faculty of IBSS.
• The Chinese Economy and Financial System
• Mathematics for Economists
• Probability Essentials for Financial Calculus
• Information Asymmetries and Mechanism Design
• Macroeconomic Theory (II)
• Asset Pricing
• Stochastic Modelling in Finance
• Game Theory

Additional learning activities:
The MSc programme also includes an additional 600 hours of Additional Learning Activity which will provide students with research and professionally-relevant skills and additional English training as required.

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This programme combines a solid foundation in economic theory and applied econometrics with the study of finance. Read more
This programme combines a solid foundation in economic theory and applied econometrics with the study of finance. The study of financial microeconomics and macroeconomics will help you to understand complex issues related to financial decision-making while econometrics will provide the necessary tools to perform rigorous research in applied economics and finance. In addition, finance modules included in this programme cover a wide range of subjects related to portfolio theory, corporate finance, investment and strategy, and derivative instruments.

IBSS attracts self-motivated students who are interested in a programme related to economics and specialised in finance. Students considering applying for this programme should have some formation in quantitative methods, statistics or econometrics, especially those with a degree that is not in economics or finance.

Modules

• Financial Economics
• Econometrics
• Time Series Analysis
• Money and Banking
• Macroeconomic Theory
• Advanced Investment
• International Finance and Economics
• Advanced Corporate Finance
• Portfolio Theory
• Alternative Investments and Strategies
• Fixed Income and Derivative Instruments

What are my career prospects?

This degree is designed to give you an advantage in pursuing career opportunities in the financial sector, central banks and other monetary financial institutions, international organisations, academia and research institutions. Since it has a strong formation in economics, it is also attractive to students who have an interest in the wider business sector, especially multinationals. Examples of such positions are
• Portfolio manager
• Investment strategy analyst
• Director of research
• Market risk analyst
• Senior risk analyst
• Head of investor relations
• Senior economist
• Industrial economist

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This programme is research-oriented with emphasis on providing you with the tools to solve the practical problems that will create value for companies and enable societies to evolve. Read more
This programme is research-oriented with emphasis on providing you with the tools to solve the practical problems that will create value for companies and enable societies to evolve.

You will get wide theoretical knowledge in both corporate finance and asset pricing as well as quantitative skills that will allow you to conduct research and analyse real-world problems. The study of financial economics and banking will allow you to excel in both finance and economics fields. Contemporary topics will be integrated throughout the programme in order to better understand human behaviour in financial markets.

Throughout the programme, traditional academic modules will alternate with research seminars, discussions with academic staff and visiting researchers, and meetings with representatives from the financial markets. This will ensure an integrated and concrete learning environment with strong connections to the real world.

The programme is a perfect fit for individuals looking to enhance theoretical knowledge, quantitative and analytical skills and improve career opportunities. It will make use of cutting-edge textbooks and materials published in the field. In addition, you will have the opportunity to apply for teaching and research assistantships within the IBSS and across the University during your studies.

The programme will equip you with:

• comprehensive knowledge of contemporary financial and economic theories and their application to the challenges that face organisations today
• academic knowledge and skills, as well as ‘softer’ business skills that employers value, such as emotional intelligence, creative thinking and high-impact communication

You will be able to listen to and meet high-profile people from the management world as well as attend the networking events we run with local employers and events run by recruiting organisations on campus.

CORE MODULES

INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS I AND II
QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH TECHNIQUES I AND II
ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE
FINANCIAL MARKETS
PORTFOLIO THEORY
FINANCIAL ECONOMICS
MONEY AND BANKING

What are my career prospects?

The programme is designed to support career entry and development in the financial sectors within world financial markets, multinational corporations, investment banks, asset management companies, banks, non-financial companies, government agencies, consultancies as well as in other financial institutions. It also prepares students for doctoral studies and an academic career.

The MSc Finance programme provides you with a comprehensive knowledge of contemporary financial and economic theories and their application to the challenges that face organizations today. In addition to academic knowledge and skills, we will equip you with the ‘softer’ business skills that employers value, such as emotional intelligence, creative thinking and high impact communication.
You will be able to listen to and meet high profile people from the management world. You can also attend the networking events we run with local employers, as well as events run by recruiting organisations on campus.

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With the rapid advancement of computing technology, there is an increasing demand in the dynamic and challenging environment of financial services for a variety of technological talent to deliver business solutions on a global scale. Read more
With the rapid advancement of computing technology, there is an increasing demand in the dynamic and challenging environment of financial services for a variety of technological talent to deliver business solutions on a global scale. This programme addresses this demand and will train you for advanced technical or managerial roles in new interdisciplinary areas of computational techniques and equip you with financial knowledge to deliver effective business solutions. You will gain:
• theoretical and practical knowledge of key areas of finance and computing in today’s industry and research
• knowledge of the latest technology and applications for the finance industry, such as big data and business analytics
• practical skills in research, analysis, realisation and evaluation of the technical or research documents in financial computing

You will undertake eight modules in the first two semesters and a dissertation project in the third semester for a total duration of 18 months. You will choose these modules based on the subject area of your first degree, such as computing, finance or other fields. The precise content of your dissertation project will be discussed and decided with your project supervisor and is subject to approval. The department is equipped with specialist lab facilities for operating systems, networking, mobile computing and multimedia technology that will support your learning and research.

Students on this programme will study a selection of the following subjects, the actual range depending on their undergraduate programme:
-Research Methods
-Object-Oriented Programming
-Cloud Computing
-Interactive Systems
-Artificial Intelligence
-Data Mining and Data Analytics
-Databases and Data Management
-Data Mining and Machine Learnin
-Software Architecture
-Computer Systems Security
-Accounting and Financial Management
-Financial Markets
-Financial Analysis
-Portfolio Management
-Alternative Investments and Strategies
-Fixed Income and Derivative Investments
-Dissertation Project

What are my career prospects?

Graduates from this programme will find employment as software engineers, database specialists, infrastructure managers, financial analysts, financial consultants, business analysts, system analysts, investment analysts, e-finance architects, credit managers, portfolio managers, business intelligence executives, wealth services officers, and risk management auditors amongst others.

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